Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming Performance Leaks – Tackles the RTX 2070 With Ease


There's a hole in AMD's bucket and it has leaked the gaming performance of the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT as well as a few more details regarding the card itself. The leak itself was brought to light by our friends over at Videocardz but was sourced from twitter user @SpartanGeek who was more than happy to share the slide that is from the upcoming presentation at the E3 showcase Next Horizon Gaming.  With only hours to go before we get the full reveal let us dig into the new information.

The performance showcases the Radeon RX 5700 XT easily taking on the RTX 2070 in 1440p gaming which should be the target for the GPU that is poised to replace the current Radeon Vega lineup.  Details are lacking in test systems but it does state that the performance shown was from either card's best-performing API, which should level the field a bit.  We aren't sure if the RTX 2070 being compared to is using the reference clocks, which are lower than that of the Founder's Edition, or the Founder's Edition clock rates.

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We already knew from the previous leak that the Radeon RX 5700 XT would be rocking a blower style cooler, a bit of a letdown but they have their place, and featuring silver coloring with red accents.  We now know that it will indeed be featuring two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, now hold on before you have a TDP explosion, just because it has them doesn't necessarily mean it will need all the power they can provide. Perhaps Radeon has left a little in the tank this time around and we might have the flexibility to stretch it out some.

Update: Specs Revealed

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Specs: 2560 Cores, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM, 9.75 TFLOPs Compute Power

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is based on the 7nm Navi GPU which makes use of the latest RDNA core architecture. According to AMD themselves, the RDNA architecture brings a revamped CU or Compute Unit design which should deliver much better gaming performance than the existing line of GCN based graphics cards. Some of the key upgrades on Navi GPUs will include:

  • New Compute Unit Design
  • Multi-Level Cache Hierarchy
  • Streamlined Graphics Pipeline

In terms of specifications, the Radeon RX 5700 XT comes with 40 compute units in total and since AMD has already confirmed that the compute unit design still features 64 stream processors, we will be getting 2560 stream processors in total. The chip itself is clocked at 1605 MHz base clock but includes two additional clock speeds, a boost clock, and a game clock. The boost clock is rated at 1905 MHz while the game clock is rated at 1755 MHz. What I can make of the differences from these two is that the boost is the maximum speed the reference card would be able to hit, but the average clock speeds while gaming is the 'game clock' itself.

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The first picture of AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card with RDNA based 7nm Navi GPU. (Image Credits: Videocardz)

With the said boost clock, AMD expects a maximum of 9.75 TFLOPs of single-precision compute from the Radeon RX 5700 XT. The card is also confirmed to feature 8 GB of GDDR6 memory that should run across a 256-bit wide bus interface. It will be interesting to see if AMD chooses the same 14 Gbps GDDR6 dies as NVIDIA does or go for the more cheaper alternatives that operate at 10-12 Gbps. In addition to that, it should be pointed out that since there is an XT variant, there should also be a cut-down Pro variant which has always been the case for AMD graphics cards. So it won't be a surprise if AMD also has a Radeon RX 5700 Pro ready for announcement during their E3 'Next Horizon' event.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 'Navi GPU' First Details Unveiled - Two SKUs With 180W and 150W TDPs

In addition to the concepts, we managed to grab some more details from our insiders at Computex who told us some info on the upcoming Radeon RX 5000 graphics cards. According to our sources, the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series is said to feature two variants, a 180W TDP model with 225W TBP (Total Board Power) and a 150W TDP model with a 180W TBP. AMD showed a demo of their Radeon RX 5700 graphics card against the GeForce RTX 2070 which itself is a 175W TDP graphics card, it is important to note that NVIDIA's TDP rating is for the entire board, not just the GPU core.

AMD Radeon Navi RX 5700 Leaked Specs & Rumored Pricing

Graphics CardGPUStream
Performance Class
RX 5700 XTNavi XT2560256-bit8 GB GDDR6RTX 2070$499 US
RX 5700 ProNavi ProTBATBATBARTX 2060$399 US

We have already been shown some demos of the Radeon RX 5000 series graphics card performing 10% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 and we also know that at least two variants will be launching, a 180W TDP (225W TBP) priced around $499 US and a 150W TDP (180W TBP) SKU priced around $399 US. The pricing is still not confirmed but we expect more details at the Next Horizon Event at E3 in a few weeks so make sure to stay tuned for our coverage on that.

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News Sources: SpartanGeek'